Defense attorney Michael Dobbs allegedly tried to seduce a teen after finding an ad on Craigslist.
“Are you cool with me being 15?” the Craigslist poster asked, according to The Washington Post.
The poster was actually a police officer, and the Craigslist ad was part of a sting operation.
“I appreciate your honesty about your age. But it’s not about being cool or uncool,” Dobbs, 57, responded.
“I’m running into a meeting,” Dobbs said in one message. “I’d like our first meeting to be spontaneous — another good SAT word.”
Dobbs has pleaded guilty to sexual solicitation of a minor, Patch reported.
On Thursday, he will be sentenced in the very Maryland courthouse where he practiced as a lawyer for 30 years. He faces six months in prison.
Dobbs and his defense lawyer claim that he wasn’t seeking out someone underage. They defended that he was suffering from depression, sex addiction and heavy drinking.
Dobbs is a married father of two adult children who takes care of his 85-year-old mother.
[Photo: Montgomery County Police]